Yoshihiro Honyaki Aoko Blue Steel Mirror Finished Yanagi Sushi Sashimi Japanese knife with Ebony Handle

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Our Yoshihiro Honyaki Aoko Mirror-Finished knives are the highest level of quality in Japanese knives. Ao Honyaki is a meticulous process of pure water quenching that draws out the hardness of refined steel while infusing it with enough resiliency to perform consistently in the most exacting of conditions. Honyaki means "true forged" and is the purest reflection the traditional art of Japanese sword making. A single piece of Blue Steel #2(HRC 65), is heated in hearths that reach temperatures in the thousands and quenched by Ao Honyaki method for hardness and durability. Polished with a brilliant mirror finish, incandescent wisps of light glimmer across the surface of the blade's edge(Hamon).

Our Honyaki Aoko knives are complimented with a traditional Japanese handle made of the very best Ebony and affixed with a Water Buffalo horn bolster. This knife comes with a protective lacquered magnolia wood saya cover, which is easy to clean and resistant to stain and odor. This specific saya cover encases each knife and adds to its appearance when not in use. Hand wash with mild cleanser; NSF Approved; Handmade by skilled tradesmen in Japan.

The Yanagi is a long slicing knife that was designed to slice thin slices of fish for sushi and sashimi, and is one of the most essential of traditional Japanese knives and is a powerful component in the repertoire of many chefs. The length and shape of the blade allows it to slice through an ingredient in long uninterrupted strokes, preserving the ingredient's freshness and integrity. The beauty of its elegant thin blade is its ability to slice through an ingredient in long uninterrupted strokes, preserving its integrity and freshness.

HRC 65 Handle Material Ebony
Grade Honyaki Mirror Polished Bolster Material Water Buffalo Horn (color varies)
Stain Resistant No Handle Shape Octagonal
Blade Material Blue Steel #2 Saya Cover Lacquered Nuri Magnolia
Edge Angle Single Edged

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